The Strategist

Venezuela and Colombia open borders

09/27/2022 - 10:28

The state border between Venezuela and Colombia is opened again three years after diplomatic contacts were broken, with Colombian President Gustavo Petro attending the ceremony.

"Done! May the news of the border opening bring wealth to Colombia, Venezuela, and the entire America," the politician commented.

In his remarks, Petro stated his certainty that the opening of the border will foster economic growth and progress, of which the residents of the border districts of both countries will be the first beneficiaries.

The breaking of ties between Venezuela and Colombia in 2019 was brought on by Bogotá's acceptance of Juan Guaido as the country's acting president. On August 7, Gustavo Petro, the new president, assumed office with the goal of mending ties with Venezuela.

Restoring trade relations is crucial for Venezuela and Colombia. There is a humanitarian aspect—millions of people in both nations have families in neighboring nations. Eight billion dollars' worth of trade was conducted between the two nations previously.